Post # 1
I may be completely alone on this rant, but I just wanted to see others opinions. Is anyone else tired of style me pretty’s inspiration to reality challange? The fake weddings they set up do not inspire me, and they all look the same. I wish she would stop posting those and talking about how great they are. Ok thats the end of my bitter rant today 🙂
Post # 3
I knooow. I’m sick of the same. thing. over. and over. again.not everyone is having a vintange, diy, outside, with old furniture and jars of jam wedding. ugh!
Post # 4
HAHAHA jars of jam, ok that made me laugh!! Im glad were on the same page, I had enough.
Post # 5
I was never a huge fan of the site – I prefer real brides’ blogs. But after seeing your post, just had to go see what you’re referring to. I totally get you – it’s all that one style of wedding that’s pretty cool, but not so unique anymore after you’ve seen a few dozen 🙂
Post # 6
i was cracking up at jars of jam, too!
The same inspiration to reality thing is on Oncewed today, too.
Post # 7
I totally agree! That blog was good for wedding p0rn in the first planning stages, but not so much now that I’m focused on the “how” and “when” of planning, instead of looking for inspiration for the “what.”
Post # 8
Funny as I checked out their blog today, I thought the same thing. I mean really? Realistically you won’t be sitting at an old desk with your new hubby, it’s def a far stretch. And yes, I cannot see another jam jar, I get it, it’s practical.
Post # 9
Haha, I was just looking at that post earlier, but I thought it was a real wedding (didn’t read any of the text) and didn’t like it. I personally find the table and dresser in the middle of the grass to be a bit too much. Maybe for an engagement session, but for a wedding it’s a bit too photoshoot-y.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
I’m so glad someone said it.
I never tire of real weddings; weddings can be as diverse as the people who have them, so even if they start looking the same, there’s always individuality & meaning in it. One of the reasons I love SMP is because they consistently feature good photography, which I enjoy looking at.
HOWEVER. They have gone a little overboard with this. An occasional photoshoot, maybe — after all, we see them in magazines all the time. But blogs are supposed to be more “real” than magazines, so posting days & days of these fake weddings, complete with models just seems inauthentic.
I really feel as though people are running out of ideas and trying to funnel brides in a new direction. It’s a wedding, and yes, you want it to be beautiful, but it’s not a photo shoot.
I saw a real wedding about a month ago that was styled to look exactly like one of these photo shoots, and I found it sad. The bride talked endlessly about how it was designed with antique chairs brought in from somewhere, and an old library shelf drug out to the middle of a field (or something) and I kept thinking, “Fine, but how did you feel about it? Show us how happy you were!” No matter how beautiful a wedding is, it’s the feeling in it that makes it special & meaningful.
Post # 11
I completely agree with all of this! I kind of feel like a lot of weddings that are great for photos are not the same in person. For example the old furniture may be fine in photos, but personally I think it would be odd to go to a wedding with that type of stuff. I definitly stopped going on that blog as much I feel like its really lacking in diversity.
Post # 12
I still enjoy going on to the site just because I love to look at the pretty pictures. But I too thumb past the reality board sections.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I used to RELIGIOUSLY read SMP.
Then I started to glaze over because, well, first i loved everything, and then, I realized everything looked the same, and that’s why I loved it. And then I got tired of it. :p
I just prefer reading real-bride stuff nowadays, because I already have enough ideas for the most part. Perhaps too many ideas! :p
I also think SMP used to be a little more diverse. The colors spanned farther than dusty rose, that vintage champagne, and the muted blue. (Which are pretty, but we need more variety!)
Post # 14
While I used to really love SMP, I don’t really read it anymore because I got tired of them posting only “homemade” looking weddings. While I agree that those types of weddings are beautiful, I still think a little variety would be nice.
Post # 15
I agree with the PPs. Having old furniture at a wedding is a little ridiculous (IMHO). I would like to see a variety of weddings, not the homemade ones. They are pretty to look at, but I am not able to find any inspiration from them. I want a bright and vibrant wedding and 99% of the weddings on SMP are muted shades. I also love the modern feel – not shabby chic…I’m pretty much over that site. I think today was the last straw for me.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
SMP was one of the first wedding blogs I read, and everything was gorgeous. I agree with many of you–I haven’t found it as valuable since I’ve figured out what I want my wedding to be like, because none of the weddings they feature look like mine. I actually rarely visit anymore, because I can’t tell anymore when they’re featuring real weddings and when it’s photoshoots, and they all have started to blend together.